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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Friday 17 December, 2021

UK Prime Minister denies claims of split with experts in face of ‘considerable’ Omicron wave
# Covid Britain
# Covid Britain

UK Prime Minister denies claims of split with experts in face of ‘considerable’ Omicron wave

Dec 17th 2021, 3:56 PM 12,477 Views 4 Comments

Boris Johnson deflected questions over his premiership, insisting people want him to focus on the pandemic.

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed

Dec 17th 2021, 3:06 PM 18,077 Views 14 Comments

The rule was deferred for two days at the start of the month.

Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake

Dec 17th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,249 Views 23 Comments

A high number of fixtures in England have been postponed owing to Covid outbreaks.

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 40,297 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

'What should I do? I’ve a rake of stock coming in': Publican's anger at proposed 5pm closing time
# NPHET Recommendation
# NPHET Recommendation

'What should I do? I’ve a rake of stock coming in': Publican's anger at proposed 5pm closing time

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 12:35 PM 45,273 Views 90 Comments

Gerry Daly says that his pub has not had one case of Covid connected to his business.

Ospreys' European trip to Racing is off due to Covid-19 cases
# Not Going Ahead
From The42
# Not Going Ahead

Ospreys' European trip to Racing is off due to Covid-19 cases

Dec 17th 2021, 11:57 AM 3,142 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 club have been awarded a 28-0 bonus-point win.

# covid-19 - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Hasenhuttl critical as 25% of EFL players say they have no intention of getting vaccinated
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Hasenhuttl critical as 25% of EFL players say they have no intention of getting vaccinated

Dec 16th 2021, 10:53 PM 7,418 Views 3 Comments

A host of fixtures across England’s top four divisions have been postponed.

Liverpool shrug off Covid absences to maintain winning run
# Going Well
From The42
# Going Well

Liverpool shrug off Covid absences to maintain winning run

Dec 16th 2021, 9:53 PM 25,870 Views 13 Comments

The Reds earned a hard-fought victory over relegation-threatened Newcastle.

6 games called off as Covid wreaks havoc on Premier League
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

6 games called off as Covid wreaks havoc on Premier League

Dec 16th 2021, 8:51 PM 9,160 Views 9 Comments

Leicester’s scheduled match against Tottenham was postponed just hours before kick-off on Thursday.

FactCheck: Does this Dublin video prove masks increase carbon dioxide to dangerous levels?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does this Dublin video prove masks increase carbon dioxide to dangerous levels?

Dec 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 34,565 Views 0 Comments

A protester in Dublin claims her carbon dioxide-measuring device proves masks cause CO2 levels to exceed ‘dangerous’ amounts.

Coronavirus: 4,141 new cases confirmed in Ireland, while Omicron estimated as 27% of all cases
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,141 new cases confirmed in Ireland, while Omicron estimated as 27% of all cases

Dec 16th 2021, 6:22 PM 55,216 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win
# Cancelled
From The42
# Cancelled

Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 5:59 PM 46,926 Views 45 Comments

The French government is toughening rules on travel from the UK from midnight on Friday.

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,135 Views 76 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports
France to toughen rules for travellers from UK due to Omicron fears
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

France to toughen rules for travellers from UK due to Omicron fears

Dec 16th 2021, 10:51 AM 18,738 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from Britain will need a negative Covid test from less than 24 hours earlier, to test again upon arrival and isolate for at least 48 hours.

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,442 Views 35 Comments

Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

Around 1.75 million people will have received a booster by Christmas, says Tánaiste

Dec 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 18,580 Views 41 Comments

It is understood that Leo Varadkar made the comment at tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting.

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,143 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

People in their 40s to get booster appointment next week as 15 minute observation period scrapped

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:44 PM 146,645 Views 140 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out closing schools early for the Christmas break.
  • GPs are to cut back on non-essential services to accelerate the booster jab rollout
  • Approximately 14% of Ireland's Covid-19 cases are now the Omicron variant.
Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 15th 2021, 5:40 PM 60,010 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Final decision on Leinster's clash with Montpellier expected tomorrow
# Away Day
From The42
# Away Day

Final decision on Leinster's clash with Montpellier expected tomorrow

Dec 15th 2021, 5:34 PM 18,348 Views 18 Comments

The game is scheduled to take place at GGL Stadium on Friday night.

'Violent rhetoric' within Irish anti-lockdown movement 'should not be underestimated' - report
# Covid Sceptics
# Covid Sceptics

'Violent rhetoric' within Irish anti-lockdown movement 'should not be underestimated' - report

Dec 15th 2021, 1:04 PM 36,259 Views 0 Comments

The ISD report details some of the main players in Ireland’s anti-lockdown movement.

Covid outbreak forces Saracens to forfeit European Challenge Cup clash with Pau
# Called Off
From The42
# Called Off

Covid outbreak forces Saracens to forfeit European Challenge Cup clash with Pau

Dec 15th 2021, 12:32 PM 4,900 Views 5 Comments

The French club have been awarded 28-0 scoreline and five match points.

Fans in England must show Covid pass or proof of negative test from today
# Plan B
From The42
# Plan B

Fans in England must show Covid pass or proof of negative test from today

Dec 15th 2021, 11:27 AM 2,568 Views 3 Comments

The new measures will affect any sporting events with a crowd over 10,000.

€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
# Airport Funding
# Airport Funding

€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic

Dec 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,743 Views 13 Comments

The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Beckham Jr among 9 players in Covid outbreak
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Beckham Jr among 9 players in Covid outbreak

Dec 14th 2021, 10:53 PM 9,041 Views 3 Comments

It was confirmed a day after the NFL reported a sharp spike in cases.

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Ireland to donate up to three million vaccines to Covax initiative

Dec 14th 2021, 10:25 PM 14,504 Views 13 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement today.

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries

Dec 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 28,310 Views 51 Comments

Elsewhere, drugmaker Pfizer said its coronavirus pill was effective against the variant.

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Vaccinations for vulnerable children to start next week, Taoiseach says

Dec 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 13,062 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin said that vulnerable children will begin to receive vaccines from 20 December.

Coronavirus: 3,887 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Lates Figures
# Lates Figures

Coronavirus: 3,887 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 6:53 PM 50,092 Views 35 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Closing schools this Friday would be 'sensible', says leading immunology professor
# Schools
# Schools

Closing schools this Friday would be 'sensible', says leading immunology professor

Dec 14th 2021, 5:26 PM 40,580 Views 64 Comments

Christine Loscher added that schoolchildren are currently the population’s largest unvaccinated group and will be mixing in coming days.

Antigen testing programme to be rolled out for early learning and childcare services from tomorrow
# Childcare
# Childcare

Antigen testing programme to be rolled out for early learning and childcare services from tomorrow

Dec 14th 2021, 5:14 PM 14,568 Views 3 Comments

Tests will be available to children aged four and over and staff in a pod where there’s a confirmed Covid case.

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland

Dec 14th 2021, 4:51 PM 7,937 Views 12 Comments

Health Minister Robin Swann said the regulations were for the ‘overall protection of the people’.

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE tells centres to allow boosters after 3-month gap as Cabinet discusses Covid developments

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 1:44 PM 35,897 Views 74 Comments
  • The new guidance will be in place when the HSE updates its IT system
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the schedule for booster jabs is being revised
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for more GPs and pharmacists to get involved with the booster rollout
Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy over disciplinary breach
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy over disciplinary breach

Dec 14th 2021, 12:24 PM 8,973 Views 8 Comments

Aubameyang reportedly returned later than agreed from a personal trip to France which forced him to miss training due to coronavirus protocols.

# covid-19 - Monday 13 December, 2021

Premier League records record 42 postive Covid cases in past week
# Uncertain Times
From The42
# Uncertain Times

Premier League records record 42 postive Covid cases in past week

Dec 13th 2021, 10:57 PM 3,103 Views 3 Comments

This is the highest weekly figure recorded since testing figures began being circulated in May last year.

Coronavirus: 4,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 13th 2021, 9:00 PM 63,152 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says
# Omicron
# Omicron

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says

Dec 13th 2021, 7:14 PM 43,066 Views 36 Comments

The minister also said plans to further accelerate the vaccine booster programme would be considered this week.

Luke O'Neill praises 'power of antigen testing' as he's diagnosed with Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Luke O'Neill praises 'power of antigen testing' as he's diagnosed with Covid-19

Dec 13th 2021, 6:55 PM 65,145 Views 44 Comments

The immunologist said that the test showed he had the virus “within a second” of taking it.

Man United's game with Brentford in serious doubt as they cancel training and close Carrington
# Shutdown
From The42
# Shutdown

Man United's game with Brentford in serious doubt as they cancel training and close Carrington

Dec 13th 2021, 3:49 PM 8,859 Views 0 Comments

The decision comes following positive Covid-19 tests among first-team staff and players at the club.

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation
# Covid Misinformation
# Covid Misinformation

Facebook removes page of controversial Covid campaigner Dolores Cahill over misinformation

Dec 13th 2021, 2:19 PM 41,853 Views 0 Comments

Cahill has made a number of false or misleading claims about the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic.